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Softball defeated by Fort Hays, defeats Nebraska-Kearney

The softball team played a doubleheader against Fort Hays State University (FHSU) on Friday, April 2. The Gorillas lost to the Tigers in both games (1-7, 1-5). The softball Gorillas bounced back from the losses by defeating Nebraska-Kearney in a doubleheader on Saturday, Apr. 3 (7-1, 6-5).   “We finished really well,” said Head Coach Ashley Balazs. “Our offensive …

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Athlete of the Week: Hope White

This week’s athlete of the week is softball player and junior in nursing Hope White.   White has been in the Pittsburg State softball program for three years.   “I decided to play in college because I fell in love with volleyball,” White said. “I had a lot of great coaches that helped …

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Baseball takes weekend series from UCO

The baseball team played a weekend series in Edmond against the University of Central Oklahoma (UCO). The Gorillas got off to a rough start, dropping game one (2-8) on Saturday, March 27 before bouncing back and taking the second game later that day (10-3). The Gorillas finished out the series on Sunday, March 28 and won the last game (10-5).   …

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Men’s track and field team competes in Emporia State Relays

The men’s track and field team travelled to Emporia to compete in the ESU Relays from Friday, Mar. 26 through Saturday, Mar. 27.   “Well, they did fairly well,” said Head Coach Russ Jewett. “…We had some bright spots.”  Brett Thompson, a master’s student in educational leadership, also thought the team …

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Softball drops doubleheader at MSSU

The softball team played a doubleheader against Missouri Southern State University (MSSU) on Saturday, March 27 in Joplin. The Gorillas were not able to pull a win from either game (0-1, 1-6).   Head Softball Coach Ashley Balazs was disappointed in the turnout of the doubleheader.   “It wasn’t the end result that we wanted,” Balazs said. “I thought we played …

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Athlete of the Week: Ryan Koval

This week’s athlete of the week is baseball player Ryan Koval.   Koval, a junior in justice studies, is a second-year player on the baseball team.   “…When I can, basketball is another sport I enjoy playing in my free time,” Koval said.   Koval is an outfielder for the Gorillas. He transferred to …

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Baseball sweeps weekend series

The baseball team won three games against Northwest Missouri over the weekend.   Games one and two were on Saturday, Mar. 20 and the team won both of them (7-1, 6-3). The Gorillas closed out the weekend on Sunday, Mar. 21 and won the final game of the series (9-2).   “We played …

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Men’s rugby opens spring play

The men’s rugby team opened their spring season this past weekend with games against K-State and Benedictine on Saturday, Mar. 20. The Gorillas lost to K-State 12-5 but turned the day around and ended with a victory against Benedictine 27-4.   Owen Gray, President of Men’s Rugby and junior in history/government, admitted that there’s room for improvement but was …

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Softball team defeats Newman, falls to Washburn, Southeastern Oklahoma

The softball team played three doubleheaders over the course of the weekend and into the beginning of this week.   The Gorillas played Newman on Saturday, Mar. 20 and won both games (4-2, 23-16). On Sunday, Mar. 21, the team dropped a doubleheader against Washburn (1-10, 2-10). The softball team couldn’t manage to get back on …

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